An Evaluation of Brushing and Spacing Treatments - Growing Space Management in Boreal Forest Mixedwoods (EP 1192.01)

Trial Name: An Evaluation of Brushing and Spacing Treatments - Growing Space Management in Boreal Forest Mixedwoods (EP 1192.01)
Trial Objectives Installation Name Ecological Zone Tree Species Silvicultural Treatments Tested
  • To examine a number of operational brushing alternatives for boreal mixedwood forests. 
  • To assess brushing treatment influence on long term competition dynamics and relationships between conifer growth and broadleaf competition.
Fort Nelson BWBS mw2
  • White Spruce
  • Trembling Aspen
  • Paper Birch
  • Balsam Poplar
The six treatments were:
  • Complete aspen removal – manual 
  • Complete aspen removal – glyphosate (Vision®)
  • -m radius of aspen removal – manual 
  • m radius of aspen removal – triclopyr ester (Release®)
  • Aspen spacing (3.0 x 3.0 m)  – 7 years after planting
  • Untreated control

Publications:

 
Publication Topics Publications
Establishment and Early Results
  • Harper, G.J. and R. Kabzems. 2003. Growing-space management in boreal mixedwood forests – the establishment of EP 1192.01, Fort Nelson River site. B.C. Min. For., Res. Br., Victoria, B.C. Exten. Note 64.
11 Year Results
  • Kabzems, R., G. Harper, and P. Fielder. 2011. Growing space management in boreal mixedwood forests: 11-year results. West. J. Appl. For. 26(2):82–90.
Mixedwood Management
  • Kabzems, R., G. Harper, and P. Fielder. 2011. Link news: new findings guide management in boreal mixedwood forests. BC J. Ecosys. Manag. 12(1):x–xi.